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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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world-class

11,287 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 11,287
Reviews: 3,193
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,057
Gots: 2,370 | FT: 155
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with flaked oats, bitter and sweetened imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee.
60 IBU
Released on Sept. 1, 2010.

(Beer added by: marburg on 07-26-2003)
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dwesh

Georgia

4.88/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours an opaque black out of the bottle. Smallish tan colored head which doesn't hang around for long.

Aroma: Initial impression is strongly coffee with subtle hints of chocolate apparent. The chocolate notes become more pronounced as this one warms.

Taste: Complex. Following the smell, coffee is the first flavor noticed on the tongue. This is followed up with hints of dark chocolate in the aftertaste. The oats provide a nice counterpoint to the coffee/chocolate flavors. All wrapped up by a pleasant overall bitterness. The flavors really become more pronounced as the beer has a chance to warm.

Mouth feel: Smooth. Creamy. Decadence in a bottle.

Overall: This is the best stout I have come across so far. It is one of the most satisfying beers I have had the privilege to try in a long time. I wish this was available year round. Do yourself a favor, try this beer if at all possible.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 05:56:53 | More by dwesh
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GripitandSipit

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

02-25-2012 01:41:22 | More by GripitandSipit
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-25-2012 01:31:59 | More by DelicateDelirium
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MCDuhamel

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle at cellar temp into a tulip. A fairly small, tan head collapses to an espresso-like crema on top of a completely black, opaque liquid. The somewhat restrained nose is of roasted cocoa. Flavors explode on the tongue: coffee, cocoa, and roasted grain, supported by a nice bitterness that does not distract from the smooth chocolate notes. The finish is simultaneously dry and sweet. There is no cloying character; the mouthfeel, while full, does not coat. This is an absolutely outstanding stout, and very little could be done to improve it.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 01:05:24 | More by MCDuhamel
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brooklynbrews

Uzbekistan

4/5  rDev -11.5%

02-24-2012 18:35:43 | More by brooklynbrews
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jsilva

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -11.5%

02-22-2012 03:48:05 | More by jsilva
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elshaggy

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-22-2012 02:15:27 | More by elshaggy
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mz3frs

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-22-2012 00:45:54 | More by mz3frs
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tweenDhedges

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-22-2012 00:30:57 | More by tweenDhedges
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brewinglawyer

Washington

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-21-2012 22:51:51 | More by brewinglawyer
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GarrettB714

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-21-2012 21:25:22 | More by GarrettB714
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ajschutz

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-21-2012 17:58:21 | More by ajschutz
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dsuedbeck

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-21-2012 04:54:23 | More by dsuedbeck
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chasesitten

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-21-2012 03:59:57 | More by chasesitten
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85valentine

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-21-2012 02:36:38 | More by 85valentine
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BMMillsy

Florida

5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hands down, my favorite stout out there. Excellent both in the bottle and on tap. Deep black, with mocha head. Strong coffee, with some slight chocolate hints, then more earthy spicy coffee. Goes down easy. While many imperial stouts come off syrupy, this is incredibly drinkable and smooth. Perfect carbonation and a nice bitterness that goes well with the roasty flavor here, massive coffee, and the perfect amount of chocolate sweetness. Not overly sweet. Honestly, I find this to be better than the heralded KBS by a good margin. Excellent beer!

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 00:24:59 | More by BMMillsy
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Celt44

New York

4.83/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Finally broke the bank and picked up a four-pack of this highly touted brew - at $12.99 not an easy buy.

Appearance - poured a pitch silky black - almost like liquid dark chocolate. Nice frothy brown head with lacing throughout. Great looking brew.

Aroma - Cocoa - Chocolate - Espresso - nice...

Taste - Chocolately-sweet strong coffee...oatmeal hints hit toward the end. Awesome.

Mouthfeel is incredibly smooth - but thickness conveys itself if you keep it there long enough. Slight burn for good measure.

My first taste of Founders brews. This is an awesome beer for the developed palate. Nice and a keeper. Now I know what all the hype was about.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 00:22:35 | More by Celt44
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-20-2012 23:06:35 | More by beergorrilla
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cynical1027

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-20-2012 18:35:35 | More by cynical1027
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juliusseizure

New York

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-20-2012 18:21:46 | More by juliusseizure
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olympicgatorade

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-20-2012 13:55:27 | More by olympicgatorade
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LostTraveler

Maine

5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-20-2012 05:18:08 | More by LostTraveler
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Satan70

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-20-2012 03:06:39 | More by Satan70
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1koolspud

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-20-2012 02:53:34 | More by 1koolspud
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I have enjoyed Breakfast Stout many times, including on tap at Founders. When I was not much of a stout drinker, I did not have as much appreciation for this beer as I do now. Every autumn, I horde a few 4 packs to get me through the year. Few beers are better on a cold winter night.

The pitch black of this stout is an impressive sight. Producing a slight tan head after being poured, it is almost too pretty to drink. The thickness of the stout borders on oil as it is difficult to see light through a glass. The thickness also leaves a generous coat on the tongue. Initially, the stout produces a flavor of strong coffee bitterness with dark chocolate yielding to hints of bread and malt. The chocolate becomes slightly sweeter in the aftertaste. If I were to offer one criticism to Breakfast Stout, I would love to taste a little more sweetness hidden in the aftertaste. It would be close to perfect at that point.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 02:48:47 | More by JohnnyHopps
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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